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Alonso leads after sensational wet stints



The two-time Formula One World Champion was immediately on the alert when he started his second stop in the Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi-VR. Dane Cameron quickly locked himself in the # 6 Acura and popped past him at the bus stop chicane.

A lap later and in almost identical style, he also placed Ricky Taylor's # 7 Acura behind him.

The 10th full-course caution (to remove large pieces of debris from the track surface) Immediately afterwards, Alonso's deficit was compressed against former leader Felipe Nasr in Action Express Racing's No. 31 Cadillac.

After pit stops, Alonso was in the lead, ahead of Eric Curran, who replaced Nasr. These pit stops also saw Cameron Vor team-mate Taylor appear as the # 7 Acura gained another new nose.

The next restart brought both Acuras Curran back to fourth, but could not keep up with Alonso's sensational pace, and Taylor could not keep up with Cameron. In the meantime, Curran had a break and with his reduced pace he fell one lap behind Alonso.

In fact, the ex-F1

driver had built up an astonishing 55-second lead when another full yellow yellow flew at 6am when Tommy Milner had mated his Corvette in Turn 1 into the tire barrier.

Cameron and Taylor cautiously dug twice, while Curran would stay outside to stay on the same lap as Alonso before handing it over to Pipo Derani.

Rubens Barrichello in the # 85 JDC-Miller Cadillac kicked off the rain for the first time and required a fifteen minute drive behind the wall for repairs. The car, now eight laps and with Tristan Vautier at the wheel, holds sixth place, but is three laps behind Colin Braun in the Nissan DPi of CORE car racing.

The GT Le Mans-Shuffle continues – partly by mistake, partly by conditions, partly by strategy, but above all by the amazing competitiveness of the class. Alessandro Pier Guidi leads the Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 ahead of Laurens Vanthoor in the Porsche 911 RSR 912.

Bourdais was ranked second in the GT Le Mans category in the # 66 Ford GT and then pushed the Ferrari driven by James Calado – for the lead, but the heavy rain left the Indy-Car-Ace at the mark of 13 : 30 o'clock off-piste skating to get in direct contact with the tire wall Stay in the lead lap and Corvette's caution leaves Bourdais' # 1 co-driver Joey Hand in third place ahead of Frederic Makowiecki in the # 911 Porsche.

No less notable was the progress of # 67 Ford, Scott Dixon survived a small spin under the most adverse conditions to regain the lead and pass Ryan Briscoe in fifth, just ahead of Connor De Phillippi in the # 25 BMW M8 ,

Milner's shunt in a DNF, a terrible race for Corvette Racing, as Garcia's # Three laps seven laps less. In GT Daytona Felipe Fraga had shown great speed already in wet conditions in the Riley Motorsports # 33 Mercedes-AMG GT3, and Luca Stolz continued his good work, albeit with a short slip-off in Turn 1.

Justin Marks was Impressive even under the treacherous conditions, the # 86 Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX finished second to AJ Allmendinger, with Nick Cassidy finishing third in AIM Vasser # 14, Sullivan Lexus RC F. third.

The Land Motorsport Audi is still in the right mix and takes fourth place in the hand of Dries Vanthoor, just ahead of Marco Seefried in the Porsche 911 GT3-R of Black Swan Racing. Dominik Farnbacher in the Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488 manages six different brands that occupy the top six positions.

In LMP2, Ben Hanley leads DragonSpeed ​​teammate Pastor Maldonado three times after his descent from Maldonado's co-driver Roberto Gonzalez.

The field still reached the two-thirds mark with caution as officials try to remove excess stagnant water.


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